1971 Chevrolet Beauville Van Incredible low-mileage survivor, this spectacular top of the line Chevy van has just under 11,000 original miles, an average of just 220 miles driven per year over the past 50 years. The Chevy vans were known as the G-series, and this 1971 example was the first a radically new design that GM introduced in its legendary van series. In fact, this body styled lasted 25 years. This sport van features three rows of seats, with room for passengers and a generous storage compartment in the rear. Barn door style rear doors. Original CB radio. Tow package. In April 1970, GM introduced the third-generation G-series vans as 1971 model-year vehicles. In a complete redesign of the model line, the vans adopted a front-engine configuration (adding a hood to the body). While using a unibody chassis, the third generation vans derived mechanical components from the second and third-generation C/K pickup trucks. In production for 25 years, the third-generation G-series vans is one of the longest-produced vehicle platforms ever designed by General Motors. In line with the two previous generations, the third-generation G-series vans again used unibody construction, integrating the frame rails into the floorpan; the side panels were constructed of a single-piece stamping. The front suspension underwent an extensive design change, deleting its leaf-sprung front axle; in line with C-series pickup trucks, the vans received independent front suspension with coil springs and control arms (allowing for much wider spacing of the front wheels. The rear axle suspension largely remained the same, retaining a leaf-sprung solid rear axle. The four-wheel drum brakes of the previous generation were abandoned, as the third-generation G-series vans adopted front disc brakes. The front disc/rear drum configuration remained unchanged throughout the entire production of the model line; heavier-duty vehicles received larger brakes.
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